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#1 Delapool

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

Hi all, any tips on shifting a fish tank? Mainly I assume some foam padding underneath in truck? I'll probably get removalists to do a couple of bedrooms of bulky furniture so planning to get them to do this as well. Thanks!

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 05:34 PM

Get chess removals. They are moving my cade 1500, a three footer and a ada nano to Melbourne. I was impressed with their packing and handling.

#3 Delapool

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

Ok thanks - I’ll check them out. Got another one that said they can - called Cassidy removals. Only shifting 20 minutes away but they can do the bulky stuff.

Say on the contents insurance - do I just say it needs to include a fish tank in a rental??

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:44 AM

How big is the tank mate? A few good mates and a ute and some care is usually all thats required.



#5 Chopstick_mike

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:25 AM

I moved my 7x2x2 plus cabinet in a truck just put 100 mm poly around the tank

#6 Delapool

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

It’s not huge - 4 x 2 x 2.5ft.

Just that to make life simple I’m going to get moving people to do the bulky items I have which is only a few rooms worth and thought might as well get tank included. So just making sure I ask right questions?. Got a fair bit on my plate else would look at just a Ute.

One reply was a bit funny. They said they can do it ... but must be empty.... Makes you wonder how many full tanks they rock up to shift.

#7 Jules

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:43 PM

Ive had my 7x2x2.5 moved twice now, and at 200 bucks each time, for all of an hours work, id rather move it myself (unless they offer insurance, mine didn't, but they said theyd move many large tanks before).

In your case, having everything else moved with it makes sense.

 

Separate the tank off the stand, wrap with foam esky panels (get esky from pet store or fruit veg shop) I used timber gluts to keep the tank base off the truck floor and you should be fine.

 

Gotta move my tank again shortly, not looking forward to it!!



#8 Delapool

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:40 PM

Thanks! Yes - could be one of two shifts this year. Not really looking forward to shifting it - but be nice to keep it running.




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